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Either the engine froze or a u-joint in the outdrive failed.

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Either the engine froze...

Either the engine froze or a u-joint in the outdrive failed. nothing turns over. when it stopped running there was no big bangs or smoke. i need to know how to seperate the outdrive from the engine.

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Crossing the lake we heard a chattering sound and everything stopped running. i know a little about mechanics, but nothing on this level. the engine is a 4.3 liter engine. 1990 searay 180

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Not that i know of thank you

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not see any model information. Who makes the engine/sterndrive in your Searay boat?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
my name is ***** ***** think it is a chevy engine(carborated), with a mercruiser outdrive. 4.3 liter engine
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

Hi Marc, Okay got it. Can you open up PDF files if I send you the instructions for sterndrive removal in that format, or do you just need a written explanation?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

It looks like you read my last response and simply left without replying back. Was this something you still wanted or needed help with?

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